THE FEED
covid-19
covid-19
FDA Sees Promise in J&J Booster But Finds Issues in Data
The agency couldn’t independently verify the company’s data and noted that one study’s result might have been due to a test’s low sensitivity.
politics
politics
Why Republicans May Go All In on Parental Rights
Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin thinks defending parents’ rights to dictate what happens in schools appeals to swing and base voters.
republicans
republicans
Mark Robinson Exposes the GOP’s Problem With Its Base
The North Carolina lieutenant governor’s extreme culture-war positions may excite the MAGA faithful, but they’re broadly unpopular.
explainer
explainer
The Havana Syndrome Mystery and How the U.S. Plans to Solve It
State officials have complained about not being taken seriously, as a declassified report says the symptoms weren’t caused by microwave weapons.
transit
transit
Farewell (for Now) to the Absurd La Guardia AirTrain
Andrew Cuomo’s dream of shepherding riders the wrong way to the airport is on likely permanent hold.
immigration
immigration
Life Under ‘Extreme Hardship’
Inside one family’s decade-long ordeal with America’s cruelly absurd immigration laws.
politics
politics
Democrats Should Save Some Reconciliation Goodies for 2022
The best way to reduce the Build Back Better price tag without sacrificing initiatives is to delay the most popular ideas, like Medicare expansion.
covid-19
covid-19
Nets Will Sit Kyrie Irving Until He Receives COVID Vaccine
The team’s GM said the mercurial star “will not play or practice with the team until he is eligible to be a full participant.”
games
games
Jon Gruden’s Emails Are the Tip of the Iceberg
His disturbing messages are a small part of a larger investigation — one that could reveal the true rot at the center of the NFL.
the national interest
the national interest
Republicans Are Rehabilitating the Participants in Trump’s Attempted Coup
The campaign to defend John Eastman.
crime
crime
The Murders Down the Hall
393 Powell Street was a peaceful home, until residents started dying in brutal, mysterious ways.
nfl
nfl
Jon Gruden Is Out of a Job Following Email Scandal
In addition to a racist comment about a Black NFL union leader, Gruden frequently made homophobic and misogynistic remarks, per a new report.
just asking questions
just asking questions
Ozy and Embracing the ‘Fake It Till You Make It’ Philosophy
Scott Galloway on the rise of the storyteller CEO and the risk of vision becoming fiction.
covid diary
covid diary
An Atheist Reconsiders God in the Pandemic
I thought several hundred times this year, Maybe I should go to church.
halloween
halloween
Fauci Endorses Return of Trick-or-Treating
“Go out there and enjoy Halloween,” he advised parents.

Haunted by the supply chain

Shoppers seeking witches, ghosts and severed heads to decorate their homes for Halloween are finding something truly scary this year: empty shelves. The supply-chain snarls that have shaped much of life in the pandemic are now responsible for shortages of Halloween décor and costumes. Consumers and suppliers alike are getting creative and planning ahead. …


The National Retail Federation predicts that Halloween spending will reach an all-time high this year of $10.1 billion, up from a record $9.1 billion in 2017. Two-thirds of Americans plan to celebrate by handing out candy, decorating their homes, dressing up and more. That’s almost back to pre-pandemic levels, according to NRF data. For those who haven’t yet bought costumes and decorations, the news may be grim.

the inside game
the inside game
Joe Biden’s FDR Dream Hits The Rocks
Promises of a truly transformative presidency have run up against reality — much sooner than many expected.
the law
the law
Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Texas Abortion Ban
As expected, the conservative-leaning Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily blocked a lower court’s ruling against the law.
california oil spill
california oil spill
California’s Oil Leak Is Part of a Larger Disaster in the Making
And America has barely begun to tackle it.
centrist democrats
centrist democrats
Most Centrist Democrats Aren’t Like Kyrsten Sinema
Party unity is less of a problem for congressional Dems than their very thin margin for error.

A big D.C. loser

Donald Trump’s luxury Washington hotel lost more than $70 million while he was in office despite reaping millions in payments from foreign governments, according to federal documents released by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform on Friday. …


[Rep. Carolyn B.] Maloney and Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-Va.) allege the documents show that Trump received an estimated $3.7 million from foreign governments and got “preferential treatment” from Deutsche Bank, which had previously loaned Trump $170 million to renovate the hotel.

politics
politics
Who’s Leaking Dirt on Kathy Hochul?
According to recent reports, Andrew Cuomo intended to replace her on the ticket before his resignation.
the national interest
the national interest
Marco Rubio Doesn’t Know What a ‘Socialist’ Is, But He Knows Biden Is One.
The Florida Republican gives a master class in political philosophy.
sports
sports
Vaccine-Skeptical Kyrie Irving Is Now Missing Home Games
Will he play at all in Brooklyn this season?
that happened
that happened
Let’s Revisit October 2020, a Truly Wild Month in U.S. Politics
Trump’s COVID ordeal. Amy Coney Barrett’s rushed confirmation. Rudy Giuliani’s “October surprise” flop. It all went down one year ago.
debt limit
debt limit
Republican Revolt Against McConnell Debt-Limit Deal Fizzles
Just enough Republican Senate votes materialized to break the filibuster and punt the debate on the debt limit to December.
health-care fraud
health-care fraud
18 Former NBA Players Charged in $3.9 Million Health-Care Scam
Sebastian Telfair, Glen “Big Baby” Davis, and Tony Allen were among those charged with conspiracy to commit health-care fraud.